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C:\>KEYB DV,,C:\WINNT\SYSTEM\DVORAK.SYS
'KEYB' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\KEYB.COM DV,,C:\WINNT\SYSTEM\DVORAK.SYS
Incorrect MS-DOS version

C:\>oh sod off you ****ing git
'oh' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

So instead I'm going to get around the problem that I've been having by using linux. DOS must die.

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I note you're using the WINNT directory - Keyb is only used in DOS (which in turn is used by win3.1/95/98). Win2k is based on Win NT and it does not use the DOS subsystem at all which isn't suprising why it doesnt work. To change the keyboard use start-control panel-keyboard-input locales-US Dvorak - Dvorak is already included with Win2k. I have an UK Dvorak keyboard layout, but it needs installing first, although the setup information is included in the package.

Good luck!

Yes. I've got all that sorted. I found a nice UK dvorak keymap and installed it, and all was peachy. But when trying to run ADOM it was still acting as if it was in qwerty. It's a DOS program, and I'm sure I've read somewhere that even when you've configured windows to use a given keyboard map you have to configure DOS as well. Obviously, it wasn't playing dice. It's possible that it's just a badly written program that get's its calls directly from the hardware, but my money is on it being a problem with win2k running DOS programs, considering how generally good that isn't.

When my brain starts working again, I'm just going to install it on my linux box and then I can play it over SSH.

I've an idea. Create a shortcut to ADOM say on your desktop, when its created, right click on the shortcut, and click on properties. Loads of stuff around, but nothing much about keyboards. Although I've found a bit that may help:

Right click on shortcut icon - "properites" menu line - "program" tab - "advanced" button

It says "Custom MS-DOS initalization files - Autoexec filename: %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT" and "Config filename: %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT" - so may worth trying to put in the lines you originally used in there? I guess it'll probably not work, but worth a try? (Never used those files before so no idea if it'll work or not)

Good luck - LMK what happens.

Cheers - Piers

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